Not interested in sleeping in a tent? Don’t have an RV? How about trying an overnight stay in a state park cabin this summer?
Despite the busy summer season, some state parks still have cabins open for reservations -- even on the weekends.
Camping cabins only require a two-day minimum reservation and camping cabins are available at Green Valley, Honey Creek, Lake Darling, Prairie Rose, Stone and Waubonsie state parks, and Pleasant Creek Recreation Area. Weekday rentals are available in all of these parks’ camping cabins, and Pleasant Creek, Stone and Waubonsie each have a number of summer weekends still available.
Two yurts, circular tent-like structures on platforms, are also available for two-night stays at McIntosh Woods State Park.
Family cabins require a Friday-to-Friday stay during the summer season. Believe it or not, there are family cabins with weeks available that include one or both of the big summer holidays -- July 4th and Labor Day. They include Lacey-Keosauqua, Nine Eagles and Waubonsie state parks, and the new cabins at Union Grove State Park.
For more information regarding state parks and cabin or yurt rentals, visit www.iowadnr.gov/parks or http://iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com/ Reservations can also be made by calling 1-877-427-2757.